All baggage clearances have to undergo two channels for customs clearances
- Green channel: Nothing to declare
- Red channel: Carrying Goods to Declare
Important to Note: Non-declaration & wrongful declaration of any dutiable good may attract confiscation of goods, fine or penalty. Serious offences like attempting to smuggle Gold, without declaration may lead to arrest & prosecution. The Indian Revenue Department has specified a list of items, including the size that can now be imported duty-free as part of the baggage.
You can get more information on items and rules & regulation by clicking here.
Additionally, ATITHI @Indian Customs, a mobile application that has been developed by the Directorate General of Systems, Central Board of Indirect Taxes (CBIC), Ministry of Finance, and Government of India to drive digital governance in India. This application provides a platform for visitors from across the world travelling to India to file their baggage, goods and currency declarations. It also offers other citizen-centric services. It will reduce the time taken for Customs Declaration on arrival, therefore easing the arrival process at Indian Airports.
For more pls visit https://www.cbic.gov.in/htdocs-cbec/customs.